Horoscope: Oct. 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Courage is contagious. When you take a stand, much good will come of it, and others will be emboldened to stand beside you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone with more maturity and experience has a lot to teach you. Don't discount all that you might teach this person in return.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll have great affection for each of the roles you play throughout the day. The real you is the one adaptive enough to wear this many hats and juggle them.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don't have to be a genius to be the smartest one in the room. You just have to have the answer that no one else does.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's hard to experience your own uniqueness as an individual. That's why it's easy to fall in love with the person who helps you see it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may feel resistant to the changes you didn't instigate. You're not being stubborn, just cautious. Someone has to be the one to question authority, and right now it's you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If others lose patience and stamina, it doesn't matter to you. You'll keep on keeping on with or without them, until the end.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are three symbols most prominently associated with your sign: the scorpion, the eagle and the phoenix. The thing they all have in common is an aggressive instinct. Today you'll use that well.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Self-discipline doesn't usually come easily to you, but you are able to muster more than usual today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you lead with your strong, competitive nature, you may intimidate those around you. Approach gingerly. Feel things out. Be tender.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your air-sign energy will be amplified now. One could call you the Lord of the Winds and Breezes, as you seem to be able to will the winds of fate to blow in the direction that most pleases you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What looked mighty fine from far away will reveal itself to be otherwise close up. But don't let that stop you from enjoying a beautiful view. Just keep it all at a lovely distance.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 25). You identify with the misfits, and this very same group will help you rule the mainstream. November shows you running things. December and July are financial highs. February highlights your tie with an affectionate someone. Trying to do things the easy way will lead to mistakes. Go for integrity in all things. Aquarius and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 11, 27 and 15.
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